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Coronavirus Disease among Persons with Sickle Cell Disease, United States, March 20-May 21, 2020. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 10;26(10):2473-2476

Date

07/09/2020

Pubmed ID

32639228

Pubmed Central ID

PMC7510702

DOI

10.3201/eid2610.202792

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85090471459   51 Citations

Abstract

Sickle cell disease (SCD) disproportionately affects Black or African American persons in the United States and can cause multisystem organ damage and reduced lifespan. Among 178 persons with SCD in the United States who were reported to an SCD-coronavirus disease case registry, 122 (69%) were hospitalized and 13 (7%) died.

Author List

Panepinto JA, Brandow A, Mucalo L, Yusuf F, Singh A, Taylor B, Woods K, Payne AB, Peacock G, Schieve LA

Authors

Ashima Singh PhD Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Bradley W. Taylor Chief Research Informatics Officer in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Katherine Woods in the CTSI department at Medical College of Wisconsin - CTSI




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Asymptomatic Infections
Betacoronavirus
Child
Child, Preschool
Comorbidity
Coronavirus Infections
Female
Hospitalization
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Pandemics
Patient Acuity
Pneumonia, Viral
Registries
United States
Young Adult